COLUMBUS, Ohio - It was a nice try. Last July, Secretary of State John Kerry convinced the Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate for a period of nine months. During that time, Kerry cajoled and wheedled to get to a peace treaty. Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio - President Barack Obama should stay on track with his plan for a 10-year reduction in military spending of about $500 billion. We are winding down two wars, so troop cutbacks are normal. Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Islamic political parties are assuming roles in the new order in Arab countries. Will these parties hurt American interests in the region? Depends on what you consider our interests. Read more
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The United States should put a hold on any plans it has for moving against Iran over the alleged plot to kill the Saudi Arabian ambassador. A federal indictment claims that a Houston resident, an Iranian naturalized as a U.S. Read more
Armed pilotless drone aircraft are the weapon of choice these days in our military forays into the Middle East.
President Barack Obama approved use of drones in Libya last spring. He said they have "unique capabilities. Read more
The ascendance of Hezbollah in Lebanon should not doom the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. Those negotiations, to be sure, are already on life support. A cynic might say there is nothing that could reduce further the prospects of a successful Israel-Palestine peace. Read more